The World's fastest WordPress hosting

We've built a hosting platform that loads WordPress websites in the blink of an eye.

Competitor comparison

So, how do we compare?

We tested our WordPress hosting platform against some of the biggest names in WordPress hosting. The graph below shows the results of our testing. Onyx is twice as fast as some of our leading competitors!


Personal Plan

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WP Engine

Startup Plan

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GoBig Plan

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Starter Plan

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Ultimate Managed WordPress Plan

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Test Methodology

Each service has been tested using the Siege stress tester from a system within DigitalOcean's London datacentre.

Testing involved two rounds. In each round, 10 concurrent requests to a default WordPress homepage were generated as quickly as they could be processed over the course of 1 minute, repeated 3 times, then with the average result of the 3 tests being taken.

The first round tested cached responses using the provider's default/recommended caching utilities enabled, the second round tested uncached responses with caching disabled to simulate requests to dynamic, uncacheable content. The results of these two rounds were then averaged together to represent a 50% mix of cached/uncached requests.

Rapid load times with server side caching


Reduce load times with server-side full page caching

We make use of caching using LiteSpeed to deliver content to your visitors as rapidly as possible. LiteSpeed stores cached copies of your pages directly on our edge load-balancers to ensure optimal response-times. This is coupled with a plugin installed to your WordPress install to ensure the cache is updated immediately whenever you make changes to your website.

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Globally accessible NVMe-based storage cluster

NVMe SSD Storage

Ultra-fast loading with NVMe SSD-based storage cluster

Onyx doesn’t rely on local storage - we store 3 copies of your WordPress file data on a globally-accessible NVMe-based storage cluster for optimal latency. While allowing your data to be accessed from any host. This way, Onyx is not reliant on any single host node for data access, your site’s containers can run from any machine to address your storage.

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A dedicated cluster of MariaDB servers

Database Clustering

Multi-master database clustering

We use a dedicated cluster of MariaDB servers maintaining multi-master synchronisation, this means we can effortlessly scale any database cluster to meet demand. This means your database remains both accessible and writeable in the event of a database server failure.

In addition to a clustered database system Onyx makes use of Redis in-memory caching to store database queries and responses. Doing so will optimise access speed for frequently-requested data.

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WordPress website security with 1,000Gbps of DDoS protection

D-Dos Protection

Security as standard

Our entire network is protected by over 1,000Gbps of DDoS protection. Unlike many DDoS protection systems we don’t simply drop all traffic to the affected target to preserve the rest of the network. We actively scrub malicious traffic only, to ensure that even if your site’s being targeted, it stays online.

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